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Virtualization For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05168-9
384 pages
February 2011
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Foreword xvii

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with a Virtualization Project 7

Chapter 1: Wrapping Your Head around Virtualization 9

Chapter 2: Making a Business Case for Virtualization 33

Chapter 3: Understanding Virtualization: Technologies and Applications 49

Chapter 4: Peeking at the Future of Virtualization 83

Part II: Server Virtualization 99

Chapter 5: Deciding Whether Server Virtualization Is Right for You 101

Chapter 6: Performing a Server Virtualization Cost-Benefit Analysis 111

Chapter 7: Managing a Virtualization Project 129

Chapter 8: Choosing Hardware for Your Server Virtualization Project 159

Part III: Server Virtualization Software Options 187

Chapter 9: Migrating to Your New Virtualized Environment 189

Chapter 10: Managing Your Virtualized Environment 209

Chapter 11: Creating a Virtualized Storage Environment 221

Part IV: Implementing Virtualization 243

Chapter 12: Implementing VMware Server 245

Chapter 13: Implementing Fedora Virtualization 267

Chapter 14: Implementing XenExpress 291

Part V: The Part of Tens 319

Chapter 15: Ten Steps to Your First Virtualization Project 321

Chapter 16: Ten Virtualization Pitfalls to Avoid 329

Chapter 17: Ten Great Resources on Virtualization 335

Index 341